UK, Mandera County partner to mitigate effects of floods

Mandera Governor Mohamed Adan together with British High Commissioner Neil Wigan and other leaders. [Mohamed Saman, Standard]

British High Commissioner, Neil Wigan, toured Mandera County for the third time to assess the impact of floods.

The visit discussed immediate relief for flood victims while also exploring long-term climate solutions.

The British High Commissioner and Mandera Governor Mr Mohamed Adan flagged off medical supplies, procured by the county government with logistics support from the Kenya Defence Forces.

They also distributed food, water, sanitation and hygiene items, donated by the Kenya Red Cross Society, to over 500 flood-affected households in Elwak.

A team from El-wak, Somalia appreciated the support for Mandera County. The team emphasised collective efforts to alleviate the impact of floods on vulnerable communities.

During the tour, cash transfers to 400 households for the next three months to mitigate effects of floods were announced.

The aid package included maize flour, green gram, cooking oil, and wash items, showcasing a proactive approach to providing essential sustenance and support.

Governor Mohamed said that the targeted effort underscores the commitment to swiftly address the immediate needs of those affected by floods, fostering resilience and stability.

He also appreciated the National government, the UK High Commissioner, Kenya Red Cross, and other NGOs for their response and support.

Wigan applauded Mandera County for their positive flood mitigation measures and assured them of the UK support.

He also said they will continue working with Kenya in all sectors.

The team also discussed the Kenya-Somalia Borderland Project funded by the UK as they emphasised community collaboration and security enhancement.

Wigan said that UK will continue its partnership with Kenya in addressing insecurity, El Nino and borderline security.